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PowerSchool's parent view, showing a student's grades,attendance,and classes.
|Developer(s)||PowerSchool Group, LLC|
|Initial release||April 1999 (Founded 1997)|
|Stable release||22.214.171.124 (December 21, 2015[±])|
|Written in||Java (programming language)|
|Platform||Microsoft Windows Oracle Database|
|Type||Student Information System|
|License||Proprietary commercial software|
PowerSchool was established in 1997 by Greg Porter and purchased Master Scheduler from Nordex International, Inc.
On May 25, 2006, Apple Inc. and Pearson Education announced that Pearson was to acquire PowerSchool, "Apple’s award-winning student information systems (SIS) division. Once a school district purchases PowerSchool, accounts can be set up for administrators, counselors, office staff, teachers, students and parents. PowerSchool makes it easy for teachers to record grades, take attendance, and check student profiles. Also, it's convenient for parents to check all of their child's grades as soon as they are posted." 
On February 27, 2015, Pearson initiated a process to explore a possible sale of PowerSchool and its other Student Information Systems businesses including PowerSchool SMS, Gradespeed, and eSIS Forms. 
On August 3, 2015, PowerSchool Group LLC was formed as an independent company, and subsidiary of Vista Equity Partners, as the sale of PowerSchool was completed.
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